On-Campus Research Opportunities

Independent research is a central theme in Plant Biology and we offer PBIO 4960, 4960H, 4970H, 4980H, and 4990H for 3 to 4 credits.  In these courses, students are trained in basic techniques used in molecular biology and/or ecology and taught to apply these techniques to the scientific method.  By guiding students through making observations, asking questions, and solving problems, we teach them to think critically.  Students typically become part of a dynamic environment and gain experience in a research laboratory.

Faculty Research

In addition to providing ample research opportunities, we offer research support awards to Plant Biology majors and minors.

Information about PBIO Independent Research Support Award
Application for PBIO 4960 and PBIO Independent Research Support Award 
Application for PBIO 4970/4970H and PBIO Independent Research Support Award
Information about CURO
Information about REU

Funded Undergraduate Projects

Spring 2017
Nicole Reisinger '19 - Donovan lab - "Salt stress in Sunflower"
Hannah Schrader '18 - "Plant Diversity and Roles in Cretaceous Ecosystems"
Grace Zheng '18 - Chang lab - "Effect of soil nutrient and pollen grain size of common morning glory, Ipomoea purpuea"
Rosemary Wills '20 - Bensasson lab - "Sequence analysis of wild yeast for use in craft beer"

Off-Campus Research Opportunities (coming soon)